The European Interoperability and Safety Directives allow the safe circulation of rail vehicles on the different networks of the European Union, facilitating the mobility of people and goods and thus gaining competitiveness. The Technical Pillar of the railway system is mainly established through the Safety and Interoperability Directives. Its main objective is to allow easier access to the common European market.
The Technical Specifications for Interoperability TSI identify the essential requirements to be met by subsystems and components. Compliance with these requirements provides evidence of the technical compatibility, quality and safety of railway systems.
The Interoperability Directive establishes the safety conditions for European railway systems. Through the Technical Specifications for Interoperability TSI, the essential requirements to be met by the various subsystems and characteristic components that make up the railway system are identified.
Railway manufacturers and maintenance companies have the obligation to comply with the responsibilities of their products and services in accordance with the Directive and TSI Specifications, especially in terms of safety.
Therefore, they shall ensure that the products and systems they manufacture and maintain comply with the applicable requirements according to the TSI Specifications and national regulations before commissioning and commercial operation.
SGS is accredited according to UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17065 requirements for Product Certification Entities, following the Directive for Railways Interoperability.
SGS is notified and authorized by the Railways Authorities to perform conformity EC verification and assessment for railways subsystems and products:
SGS, as accredited certification entity for the full scope, performs EC verification and assessment according to the TSI and NNTRs specifications for the complete set of railways subsystems.
SGS offers solutions for every type of rail customer, from inspections and technical assistance, to supplier management and sustainability.
SGS’s Supplier Management service offers tailored capability in supplier relationship management from Sourcing to Continuous Development.
SGS is a well-recognised entity in the railway market, supporting their clients to fulfill RAMS requirements of their projects.
SGS has a network of more than 2,650 offices and laboratories worldwide, with more than 98,000 employees offering a range of rail services.
SGS is recognised and authorised by the Railways Safety Authorities to perform safety evaluations and assessments for railways.
SGS in has been endorsed to assess control-command and signaling systems against the European technical specifications for interoperability.
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